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Climbing: From Bios to Zoe and Beyond

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Climbing: From Bios to Zoe and Beyond




"Life wants to climb and in climbing to overcome itself" -- Nietzsche

Audio recordings from a symposium held at New York University, 11 November 2016.

Panel 1: Life / Death / Camera

Speakers: 
Margret Grebowicz (Goucher College), “Detumescence: Life and the Aesthetics of Descent”

Young Soon Oh (UC Riverside): “Deaths of the Sherpa and Korean Mountaineers: a Cultural Anthropological Perspective”

Nicola Masciandaro (CUNY): “Because It’s Not There: Climbing and the Cameral I"


Panel 2: Monument / Environment / Route

Speakers:
Sally Ann Ness (Temple Univ.): “Traditional Climbing in Yosemite National Park: Tracking Rhetorical Emergences in Space of Monumentality”

Ed Keller (The New School): “Anabasis and the Fall: Deep Ecologies of the Upstream Mind”

Mark Sanders (NYU): “Climbing by the Book"


Panel 3: Dance / Limit / Support
2:15pm - 3:45pm

Speakers:
Bo Earle (Univ. of British Columbia): “Climbing without Ascent: Overcoming as Parodic Dance”

Jacqui Lowman (Univ. of Maine): “Going BEYOND LIMITS”

André Lepecki (NYU): “Rope"


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